WHO WE ARE
DR. BENJAMIN ALTER
Dr. Benjamin Alter received his doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR.
He received an M.A. in spiritual psychology through the University of Santa Monica in Santa Monica, CA with additional training in Consciousness, Health, and Healing.
He received additional training in holistic therapies including homeopathy through the New England School of Homeopathy (NESH).
DR. SUSANNA ALTER
Dr. Susanna Alter received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR.
She received training in spiritual psychology through the University of Santa Monica in Santa Monica, CA.
She received additional training in holistic therapies including homeopathy through the New England School of Homeopathy (NESH) and Holistic Pelvic Care through courses with Tami Kent, MSPT.
Our Tools To Support You
Using life itself as a therapeutic intervention is an extremely empowering process! The key to health is focusing on creating a sound foundation through optimizing the most basic habits of eating, breathing, drinking, thinking, and relating with oneself and loved ones. By addressing these most fundamental elements of life we build strength and resilience that carries us gracefully and joyfully through life.
Food IS medicine! While Drs. Benjamin and Susanna will never tell you what to eat, or what not to eat, you will be supported in choosing nourishing and healing foods based on your own internal wisdom. Diet plans needn't be confusing, difficult, rigid, or boring! We believe you deserve tailored nutrition, based on your unique life and health. At Alter Health, we know vitamins and minerals should always come from food. Therefore, nutritional supplements are intended to supplement a healthy diet!
In a world where information and stimulation floods through our body, it becomes more and more challenging, yet increasingly critical, to nourish ourselves with a mindfulness practice. As we anchor ourselves in a state of peace, we are able to navigate throughout the world using stressful stimuli as reminders to relax. Cultivating peace in the body is a very powerful and effective way to support healing on all levels.
Some of the most powerful medicines on the planet come from plants. In fact, the vast majority of pharmaceuticals today were modeled after the effects observed from herbal preparations. Drs. Benjamin and Susanna love supporting patients in incorporating gentle herbs on a daily basis in the kitchen, as well as specific herbal extracts to support your unique healing process.
The art and science of homeopathy is gentle, elegant, yet powerful. The goal of a homeopath is to know how you and your body respond to life physically, mentally, and emotionally. By gathering the entire set of symptoms that are unique to you, the homeopath synthesizes a holistic understanding of who you are, matching your essence with a remedy that supports and optimizes your overall functioning.
With a background in Spiritual Psychology and 3-Principles coaching, Drs. Benjamin and Susanna live a spiritually focused life. We know humans are in fact divine beings using this human experience for a greater purpose of spiritual evolution, which naturally involves growth and healing on every level. At Alter Health we love to guide individuals into knowing their place in the world, finding meaning and purpose in life. For both Drs. Benjamin and Susanna, this is truly the most fulfilling aspect of his work.